THE FOUNDATION AT MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL

  

Murray-Calloway County Hospital has been serving the region since 1910. The hospital is dedicated to providing patients in our community with the best quality healthcare in our region while maintaining a non-profit, community-owned status. Last year, MCCH wrote off a tremendous amount of bad debt and charity care. The employees and staff at MCCH are very proud to be able to provide this service to patients in our region, but would like to be able to do more.


In 2008, Murray-Calloway County Hospital created The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital (formerly the Endowment for Healthcare) to improve the quality, access and affordability of healthcare in our region. Its purpose is to advance the mission and vision of your public, not-for-profit hospital.


Your gift is an investment in good health. You, too, can make your community a better place to live and work through your support of The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

 

Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House


The project provides for the construction of the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House where terminally ill patients can end life's journey in a comfortable home-like setting.  It offers an important option for people who are in need of end-of-life care and cannot, or prefer not to die at home, in a hospital, or nursing home.  Residential Hospice Houses offer a variety of services to meet the physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of its residents.  


Because She Matters


The American Cancer Society predicts nearly 232,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in 2015 and one in eight women will develop it during their lifetime.  Death rates have been in steady decline since 1989, which is partially attributed to earlier detection through screenings.  However, recent statistics by the CDC indicate 1 in 4 women in the US are not up-to-date on their mammogram screenings.

With the latest 3D Mammography technology, cancer detection rates are expected to increase from the current 1.2%.  The best protection is early detection, thus increasing the importance for the latest technological advances.  Murray-Calloway County Hospital currently performs over 7,000 Mammograms per year, making the addition of 3D Mammography an important priority.

Phase 1 of the
Because She Matters campaign will encourage others to give towards the $500,000 initiative focused on 3D Mammography.  Advantages of 3D Mammography include the following: earlier detection of small breast cancers, greater accuracy in pinpointing size, shape and location of abnormalities, fewer false positives and unnecessary biopsies, and greater likelihood of detecting multiple breast tumors.

Additionally, as a part of the Because She Matters campaign, The Foundation is a proud sponsor of the MCCH Breast Cancer Support Group, which meets monthly.  Click here to view the support group schedule.


Enduring Hope


The Foundation has launched a new campaign called “Enduring Hope,” this campaign will raise funds for a new regional cancer center on the campus of Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

Everyone has been touched by cancer in some way, whether it has been a friend, a parent, a spouse, a child, or even you. Cancer affects more than 3 out of 10 people in Kentucky alone which is higher than the national average.

The goal of our new Cancer Center is to help change this statistic. Please consider giving to the “Enduring Hope” campaign today, and be a part of the change.


Music and Memory

The Dr. Jan Weaver Music and Memory program at Spring Creek Health Care supports the training of employees to help them work with dementia and Alzheimer patients by providing high quality, person-centered care through digital music technology.  These employees will identify those residents who could benefit from the program and work with them to provide iPods with personalized playlists tailored for each one.  Spring Creek Health Care is just one of seven facilities in Kentucky to be Music & Memory certified.


Unrestricted Funds

Not sure how to designate your donation?  The Foundation supports a variety of efforts and you have the option of making a donation to the area of greatest need.  When you make a donation to the Unrestricted Fund, you are allowing us to dedicate your donation to the area that we feel can most benefit from your generosity.


Please Help


Your contribution to The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital allows us to continue to serve the communities in our area.  Please consider supporting our efforts with your donation.